Boston Restaurant week is in full swing and this is an excellent opportunity to try some new restaurants for lunch. Too bad that there is so few serving the two-course lunch aka Light Lunch. $15.03 is fine for a two-course lunch but $20.03 for including a dessert that I really don't want or need, nope. Aquitaine in Chestnut Hill is part of a small Boston chain serving bistro food in a casual setting.
Interior is nice and does give you a bistro feel with posters on the walls and a lot of mirrors. The staff is immaculate in long aprons and nice vests. Do you get linen napkins? Not really but you get kitchen towels to use as napkins.
I started with the Lobster Bisque with Vanilla Poached Lobster and Cognac and much to my surprise a glass of wine was included in the price! The lobster bisque had a very foamy texture to it, not sure if I really liked that. The bisque was OK with a few bits of lobster included.
Braised Beef Short Ribs with Pommes Robuchon, Young Farm Vegetables, Pickled Pearl Onions and Cabernet Jus was really delicious with tasty and tender short ribs and vegetables that were cooked perfectly and there was also a morel mushroom included. I even ate the carrot and I'm not much of a carrot person, but this one was still crunchy and tasted of carrots.